AP to provide reservations for upper castes poor, says Naidu

Pulse survey will be conducted to identify beneficiaries.

Tirupati: In a significant development, AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu announced on Friday that reservations will be provided for the poor among the upper castes too. He addressing the inaugural session of the TD’s three-day Mahanadu that started in Tirupati on Friday. Mr Naidu said his government would be conducting a pulse survey in the state. Based on the results of the survey, the poor of all castes will be given reservation on a need-to basis. In the context of the demands from Kapu for reservations and the measures of the AP government for welfare of the upper castes like Kapus and Brahmins, Mr Naidu said, “After forming the Kapu Corporation and the Brahmin Corporation, and as the government began the process of reservations for Kapus by forming a Kapu Commission, demands from other upper castes have increased. I am assuring you that after the new survey, economically poor among all the castes will be given reservation.”

Mr Naidu also linked Kapu reservations to the Pulse Survey. He said that the outcome of the survey data will be given to the Kapu Commission for reservation purpose. During the collectors’ conference on May 25 and 26, the IT adviser to AP government J. Satyanarayana made a presentation to CM Naidu on the pulse survey. The one-day or two-day survey will be a door-to-door survey to assess the socio-economic conditions of the people of the state of AP, like it was done in TS a few months after the TRS government came to power. Enumerators will be visiting households and collecting data. The same data will be verified with Aadhaar database and the state resident data hub that is already available in the state. Official sources said the government will be analysing the economically poor sections of various castes, based on the data.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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